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How do you ensure a washing machine is balanced?


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#1 GEophobe

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 02:30 PM

I know that a bubble level can't be used to determine that each leg is carrying 25% of the weight (because I read it on this site). So how is this accomplished?

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 05:55 PM

You can't do it exactly without a scale but a pretty good approximation is to get the washer legs set and level the washer, then apply my proprietary technique called "rocking the washer along the diagonals."  Looking down at the top panel of the washer, place your hands at the ends of one set of diagonals and try to rock the washer.  If you get any movement at all, you have a weight distribution problem.  Repeat for the other diagonal. 

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 08:54 AM

That makes sense. Thanks!




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